Post Tagged with: "Providence"

Councilwoman/Mayoral Candidate Nirva LaFortune On Vote Sustaining Mayor Elorza’s Charter Amendment Veto & The Actions Of The City Council President

From The Office of Nirva LaFortune: “Today, at a special meeting of the City Council, I voted to sustain the Mayor’s veto of the proposed charter amendments, one of which was a proposal to put the question of a hybrid-model school board to the voters in November.   I am[Read More…]

by August 10, 2022

Providence Extends Water Park and Pool Hours, Coordinates Emergency Cooling Centers During Heat Advisory

Officials Urge Residents to Exercise Caution During Extreme Heat Conditions   Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, the Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Providence Recreation Department today announced updates due to the anticipated heat advisory. With dangerously high temperatures expected in the city, Providence’s water parks and pools will be[Read More…]

by July 19, 2022

April Brown Kicks Off Her Providence City Council Ward 9 Campaign In Her Childhood Playground

From The April Brown 4 Ward 9 Campaign – The Coalition hopes to interview Miss Brown in the coming weeks ….. In a neighborhood park where she shattered her ankle from an improperly attached swing at age 10, Providence City Council candidate April Brown officially kicked off her bid late[Read More…]

by July 12, 2022

ACLU Sues Providence For Refusing to Release Documents Over Decision To Bar Rap Artist 22Gz From Performing

From The Rhode Island ACLU: Is a New York Times article a confidential document that the City of Providence can withhold from disclosure under the Access to Public Records Act (APRA) on the grounds that it would violate copyright law to release it? That is one of the issues – along with[Read More…]

by March 29, 2022

Providence Pension Working Group Co-Chaired by Providence Foundation, Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, RIPEC Submits Report to City of Providence

Report follows six months of public meetings and presentations hosted by the Pension Working Group From The City of Providence: Mayor Jorge Elorza and the Providence City Council today received a detailed report from the Providence Pension Working Group, outlining the group’s findings, including a series of recommendations for how[Read More…]

by January 31, 2022

Statement from Mayor Elorza Regarding Providence City Council Emergency Meeting

  “Vaccines are safe, effective and the best tool to ending this pandemic. All City employees, especially public safety personnel, interact frequently with the public. We have a responsibility to do all we can to keep one another safe. As the Council President is aware – but choosing to ignore[Read More…]

by January 13, 2022

Mayor Elorza, Members of Providence City Council, Community Partners Announce Next Steps In City’s Anti-Violence Initiatives

Providence residents can sign up for nonviolence training, apply for youth jobs; local organizations can apply for mentorship program assistance Mayor Jorge O. Elorza, Councilperson Nirva LaFortune (Ward 3), Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh Clements, Executive Director of the Nonviolence Institute Cedric Huntley, President and CEO of Mentor Rhode Island[Read More…]

by January 13, 2022

Providence Residents Urged to Exercise Caution Ahead of Frigid Conditions

  Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) Director Clara Decerbo are warning residents to take precautions as low temperatures and low and chills are forecasted for Monday evening through Wednesday. Prolonged exposure to extreme cold weather can cause hypothermia and frostbite. PEMA is urging residents to[Read More…]

by January 10, 2022

City of Providence, Asthenis Pharmacy Announce Large-Scale Vaccine Clinic

  City of Providence hosting clinic with capacity to administer over 1,000 vaccine doses Mayor Elorza and Asthenis Pharmacy Founder Dr. Eugenio Fernandez today announced a City of Providence large-scale COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for residents 18 or older. The clinic is scheduled for Thursday, December 30, 2021, at the Providence[Read More…]

by December 22, 2021

Mayor Elorza, PWCVB Encourage Providence Residents To Shop Local Ahead Of Small Business Saturday

  Restaurants and other local retailers are highlighted as businesses to patronize during the holiday season Mayor Jorge O. Elorza today joined Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau (PWCVB), Stephen White, co-owner of Res American Bistro, Julia Broome, owner of Kin Southern Table + Bar, Sandra Enos, founder and CEO[Read More…]

by November 25, 2021